Project Description

Individual & Group Counseling

Individual Counseling services consist of a series of structured sessions where the counselor helps a person work toward their desired goals as identified in a treatment plan specific to the person. Services are available to all youth and families of Putnam County who are experiencing problems with daily living or have been identified by the community (schools, juvenile court, etc.) as a person in need of treatment services.

Groups Counseling consist of services provided to a number of clients with similar mental health or addiction issues. Groups are cognitive-behavioral-based, structured, and time limited. Group sessions focus on specific topics including awareness and symptoms, addiction, making better choices, relationship building, employment, problem-gambling, and personal wellness. The current group curriculum is based upon the Thinking For A Change program.

Program Objective:

• To schedule ongoing counseling appointments within 7-14 days of initial appointment.

• To utilize treatment that focusses on a person’s strengths, needs, and resources.

• To utilize established protocol for specific needs; i.e. Traumatic experiences

• To provide interventions and strategies in the management of anger, grief/loss issues, ADHD symptoms for both child and parents, sexual abuse issues, trauma, divorce issues, trust, social skills, anxiety, parenting, problem solving, team building, empowerment, etc., and other needs as identified.

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